9 Things to do with Kids in October
Looking for things to do with the kids this month? Here’s our list of kids activities happening in October, from celebrating Halloween with Trick-or-Treating to Pumpkin Picking to checking out a zoo where all the animals are made from chocolate. For even more, pick up this month’s issue of Prague Resident Magazine!
Whole month, 14:00 – 18:00 weekdays, 9:00 – 18:00 weekends and holidays.
Farm u Pipků, Nová Ves u Leštiny 5, 582 82 Golčův Jeníkov
Not strictly a Prague event, but well-worth a day trip if you want the full autumnal pumpkin experience. Explore the farm which grows thousands of pumpkins of all varieties, choose pumpkins for carving and eating, pet the animals, climb on the straw bales and more. Open all month.
Price: 50,-CZK entry. Pumpkins by weight.
Fantastic Chocolate Zoo
18 – 28th October, all day
Galerie Harfa, Českomoravská 2420/15a
The Czech Republic’s first chocolate jungle arrives to Galerie Harfa as part of the Prague Chocolate Festival (18 – 20th October). Witness more than 20 incredible life-size chocolate animal sculptures. Visit during the festival for a weekend full of chocolate-related fun.
Price: Chocolate Festival: free. Sculpture Exhibition: 60,-CZK
Halloween Time at Creative World
10th and 27th October, 18:00
Creative World, Přívozní 937/3, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice
Eat, drink and be scary with two Halloween-themed events at Holesovice’s creative world. Firstly on 10th October make your own scary Halloween mask and then join the interactive murder mystery detective game ‘Welcome to Chicago!’ and return on 27th October to carve your own pumpkin to impress all the trick or treaters.
Price: Mask making: 199,-CZK. Welcome to Chicago game: 150,-CZK. Pumpkin carving 299,-CZK
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10th – 13th October, times vary
Various locations around the city
The seventh edition of Prague’s popular light festival will offer a total of 18 light installations. Visitors can look forward to three routes leading through Karlín, Lesser Town and Old Town; and six gallery zones. Expect projections, video mapping, interactive installations and much more. Look out for the special Signal Kids programme which is specially curated for 7-12 year olds (conducted in Czech only).
Language: Mainly non-verbal
Price: Lots available for free. 300,-CZK for festival pass.
Central European Mind Sports Olympiad
12 – 20th October, all day
Tyršův dům, Újezd 450/40, Praha 1 – Malá Strana, 118 00
12th edition of the gaming festival, featuring over 300 board games. Visitors can enjoy presentations, tournaments, free playing spaces and other attractions. Join the ‘Ludotheque’ and explore hundreds of games, with the tuition of gaming experts. Play for fun, or join the competition.
Language: Primarily Czech
Price: Monday – Wednesday, Free. Otherwise 70,-CZK.
Agátin Play Festival
19th – 20th October, 9:00 – 17:00
National Museum of Agriculture, Kostelní 44, 170 00 Prague, Czech Republic
A weekend celebrating creative play, with Czech toy sellers ‘Agatha’s World’. Come and enjoy a playful day for the whole family! Build amazing ball tracks, enjoy creative workshops, make brightly coloured paper beads, play with original textile toys or design wooden houses. Test your wits and logic with puzzles and board games.
Language: Czech or non-verbal
Price: Festival free entry, selected workshops from 80,-CZK
Spitfire Company: Underdogs
11th October at 19:00 and 12th October at 16:00 and 18:00
Desfourský palác, Na Florenci 21a, 110 00 Nové Město
A new physical theatre piece from one of the Czech Republic’s best-known theatre companies, as part of the ‘4+4 Days in Motion’ festival. A family-friendly performance combining fiction with documentary theatre and merging the genres of live-cinema with comics, with live music and rap.
Saturday 5th October
Botanická zahrada, Trojská 800/196, Praha 7 – Troja, 171 00
Slamák (Straw Hat) Festival celebrates Czech crafts and customs, local farmers and performance art. There’s a special ‘Pigy’ programme for kids, with music and entertainment throughout the day and live music, busking, reading room with storytelling, lectures and more.
Price: Children under 3 – free. Children 3 – 15 years – 90,-CZK. Adults – 200,-CZK.
Prague Halloween: Trick-or-Treat for Charity
Thursday 31st October
Vinohrady and Zizkov district, various locations/houses
The third edition of this popular Halloween event for kids and families. Organised by long-term expat Dinah Spritzer, the aim is to introduce a popular American tradition to Czech families, whilst simultaneously raising money for Czech charity SOS Children’s Villages which provides foster homes and care for families in crisis. Participants walk house-to-house and call in at local businesses and cafes, collecting candy and dropping off cash donations along the way. A full map is provided for participants.
Price: Suggested donation of 10,-CZK per house visited. Families should also bring candy to share.